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Medieval Knight from Legion Miniatures "Old School/New School series

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Always nice to do something from Legion Miniatures , this one was released a while ago by them depicting a knight from the first half of the 13th century , coming with 2 weapons , namely a axe and a sword , the axe being swung from around the left shoulder , the sword being worn

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    Lets have a couple of references but the piece is infacr a blank canvas for you to paint up as you wish obviously within the period

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    Books are of course available here are a couple

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    As normal with legion releases no matter what scale or type the pieces are held in a laser cut box with labels on top and sides , the resin in clear bags with these being sandwiched safely between foam pads top and bottom ....and once you have enjoyed the model work the box is very useful

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    Prep

    Again not an issue with minimal work needed ( see text ) and the parts are well designed to fit cleanly together, on opening the box the parts were:

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    Consisting of upper torso (head cast on), 2 arms , 2 weapons, 2 straps , 2 legs sections, 2 clothing items, shield, helmet and a base



    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lets have the details on the release

    Details of the release :

    Title: Medieval Knight

    Reference:LMM-90-003

    Scale: 90mm

    No of pieces: 14

    Material: Medium Gray resin

    Sculptor: A. Bleskin

    Casting: In house

    Box Art: N/A on Review box

    Looking at the resin:)

    Torso

    Consisting of the upper body with head wearing full mail tied up across the mouth , a arming hood being worn tied up under the chin, across the chest a straps , this version of the figure has the shield on the back for which a rather nice strap is sculpted , this pulling nicely into the material , which shows good folds

    Particularly of note is the way the mail has been worked and looks impressive , the facial features are good despite mostly hidden with just the upper part being shown ....good eyework and the nose is well formed , the forehead has some well raised eyebrows ...quite sinister !!!


    The shoulders are ready to take the separate by means of a good post ( after removing the casting plug you can see

    The underneath is hollowed out to take the legs with a little bit of filler



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    Legs

    As you see cast separately , fitting is okay into the underside of the torso cutout.... but with filler needed

    They are covered in mail above and below with a good strap a little above the knee , the mails is effective in the sculpting and the casting

    The material folds on the upper thighs are good and as the movement of the piece

    Around the waist there's the sword belt with sharp definition

    On the left a cutout for the sword ...small amount of filler needed

    He is wearing spurs held in place by straps which shows good buckle work

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    Clothing pieces

    Easy to fit into location with movement sculpted into place , again the good work on the folds is evident


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    Arms

    Fitting into shoulders with a little putty after removing casting posts of course , fully mailed

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Onto the remainder of the pieces

    Helmet


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    I like this as its a good style and adds something to the piece , little bit of flashing in the eye cutout the face covering wraps round at the sides , good rivets shaping and styled around the top edging

    On the box picture it shows on the ground but also fits over the head and looks very good

    Some might wish to drill out the ventalation holes more as well for that added details

    Weapons

    2 are provided in the kit the main weapon being the axe , well shaped with strapping around the shaft , both hands are sculpted with finger work being well shown ...fitting is no issue as the position of the actual arms is accurate to allow this

    The handle has a wood effect on the surface with the head being a good shape

    The sword has a shaped quillon with the handle having a grip , small amount of excess to remove from the pommel , the sword fits into the left side of the lower torso

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    Straps

    2 are provided both with details on ends and on buckles

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    Shield

    This fits easily onto the back of the figur into a good cutout , well shaped with the rear having edging with rivets all the way round

    No design is sculpted onto the facing of the shield giving a good blank canvas to do whatever you wish in regarding painting

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    Final Thoughts

    A 90mm figure of a typical well protected knightin a action pose with a nice piece of movement

    Painting will be enjoyable , if mail is your thing then this is a piece for you , plenty of painting options as well with the heraldry

    Since this release several others form the Old School , New School series have been added ...all well worth a look at

    RECOMMENDED

    Here is a fine paint version of this release

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    Contact details

    Legion are members here ( user ID Andrey ) [IMG] )

    ....so you can order direct from him here on PF or via the website which is:

    www.legionminiatures.org

    They also have a FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/214757915731528/

    Thanks to Legion for the review item

    Cheers also to you all for viewing

    Enjoy the modelling

    Nap
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  4. Stepa Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Kevin.

    I just followed the link and legion do make some very fine figures.

    the fine quality painting of show there also helps.

    cheers

    stephen
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  5. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great detailed review on this Nap and I am glad you done it, I have had my eye on several of the Legion releases but didn't really know what to expect regarding the casting quality etc, probably to late to order in time for my Christmas stocking but I will certainly hold back some of the Christmas Cash and grab a couple of their Medieval releases after the holidays.

    TERRY
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  6. Tannvargur New Member

    Country:
    Sweden
    Great review and a great sculpt.

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